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Lexicon’s New BD-30 Blu-Ray Player

Due to rapidly changing technologies and formats, future-proofing a home theater is important. Lexicon’s solution is the new BD-30 Blu-ray Disc Player, which supports every major AV format in the market today, including Blu-ray, DVD, upconverted DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD and Compact Disc, as well as popular niche and recordable formats.

In addition, the Lexicon BD-30 is a next-generation Profile 2.0 Blu-ray disc player, supporting both BonusView, Blu-rayís picture-in-picture feature, and BD-Live, the advanced Blu-ray feature that enables users to access content via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player and download a variety of up-to-date content. It is also backwards compatible with Blu-ray v.1.0 and v.1.1.

The BD-30 also goes one step beyond physical media formats by incorporating a USB port, which allows users to access audio and video from any media source compatible with the USB transfer protocol.

The BD-30 delivers a home theater and multichannel audio experience. For video, the VD-30 incorporates Anchor Bay’s Video Reference Series video processing chips, which convert standard-definition and high-definition analog and digital video sources up to full 1080p, as well as HDMI compatibility.

For audiophiles, the Lexicon BD-30 is able to play back CD, SACD, and DVD-Audio discs, offering a Source Direct mode for audio and compatibility with Dolby TrueHD, HDCD, DTS-HD, and playing back up to 7.1 surround audio. Audio output connections include a dedicated stereo output, digital optical outputs and coaxial outputs. The BD-30 also includes an RS-232 port for external control systems.

“The Lexicon BD-30 is at the cutting edge of what a disc media player can be,” marketing manager of Harman Performance AV Group, Phil McPhee, said. “The inclusion of so many popular media formats as well as a USB connection that will enable access to future formats means that custom home systems integrators can recommend and integrate the BD-30 into their home theater and surround audio installations knowing that it will be working for years to come.”